By RICHARD MAKUCH
I have been reading articles in the OBSERVER about advocates wanting a free bus for families of those who are locked up in our prisons.
Also, there will be free television for those families if they cannot get bus rides.
First of all, to the advocates who are wanting all of these freebies, who in God's name do you expect will be paying for all this nonsense? Of course, the New York state taxpayers always pay for the convenience of those who don't want to work for these freebies.
What is stopping them from getting a job and buying a car? Then, we as taxpayers, don't have to baby-sit you people. The articles get better.
Next New York state lawmakers decided to give free, but not really free, college education to those living here illegally while decent law abiding citizens such as our kids have to pay. Where in the world is the justice in New York? What insanity and complete lunacy is this?
They wouldn't be illegal if they got off their duffs and applied for citizenship, then worked and paid taxes and were not given anything for nothing. How these idiot politicians think. But they don't think, otherwise we wouldn't be in this financial fix.
The state cuts the budget for important things such as our teachers, state workers, corrections officers, and now, because they are short handed, those low lifes in prison are assaulting them without any protection from the state that they are protecting. Where is the justice?
There seems to be none for the decent people of this state. My last request is why don't people who collect welfare checks take a urine test for drugs like other states - those states with common sense. Those who work have to take those tests to make a living so they can pay for the free loaders who have more rights than they do.
This is my final comment. The state of New York raises our taxes, raises our gas prices, raises our rates on the Thruway for cars and trucks, especially the trucks, that carry our livelihood. So how can New York state call this business friendly propaganda? So where is all this money going that they need so badly? Welfare, free lunches, illegal people living here, prisoners' families and on and on we go. Where we will stop, only Albany knows.
I also would like to know where the state is getting the money in the millions for the so-called homeless.
Richard Makuch is a